Heavy snow hits parts of Nova Scotia Friday

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Parts of Nova Scotia were hit with wintry weather Friday during a system that dumped up to 25 centimetres of snow in some areas before tapering off in the evening.

RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Lisa Croteau said the RCMP has responded to accidents in areas including Lower Sackville, Fall River and Windsor.

"Everybody needs to just take it slow," she said. "When the roads can be covered in snow and ice, it can lead to collisions.

"So we're asking people to just slow down, take their time, be patient. We just want everyone to make it home at the end of the day."

Croteau said she did not know of any significant injuries that came as a result of any of the collisions.

Several Halifax Transit bus routes were on snow plans due to slippery road conditions. Updates are being posted to the Halifax Transit Twitter page.

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Friday evening, a vehicle crash knocked out electricity for some Nova Scotia Power customers in Cole Harbour. At one point, more than 2,000 customers were in the dark in the Forest Hills area.

As of 10 p.m., most of the power was restored, according to the utility's outage map.

A picture posted to Nova Scotia Power's Twitter account showed a Halifax Transit bus on Merrimac Drive with a power pole on top of it.

CBC meteorologist Jim Abraham said only some parts of Nova Scotia were affected by the system.

"As the sun goes down, it's clear in Digby and clear in much of Cape Breton, but in between there's this heavy band of snow that has plagued parts of southwestern and central Nova Scotia all day," said Abraham.

However, Abraham said most of the snow was supposed to taper off by about 7 p.m.

"It should end early enough that we can tidy it up before we go to bed," he said.

In a tweet, the city of Halifax said the winter parking ban will be enforced from 1-6 a.m. Saturday.